Avalanche: A love story by Julia Leigh

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August 2016, no. 383
Rose Lucas reviews 'Avalanche: A love story' by Julia Leigh

Avalanche: A love story

by Julia Leigh

Hamish Hamilton $24.99 pb, 133 pp, 9781926428758

Avalanche: A love story by Julia Leigh

Reviewed by
August 2016, no. 383

When snow falls, it blurs the line of sight. Sometimes it covers the world with a soft blanket, dampening everything else; sometimes it chills to the marrow, taking a vulnerable human body to the limits of freezing. In Julia Leigh's moving memoir, Avalanche: a love story, the movement of snow correlates both to the clinical specificities of the IVF process which she experiences, and to the emotional undulations which accompany it, always threatening to overwhelm.

Rose Lucas reviews 'Avalanche: A love story' by Julia Leigh

Avalanche: A love story

by Julia Leigh

Hamish Hamilton $24.99 pb, 133 pp, 9781926428758

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